Saturday, August 29, 2009

Daring Baker's August Challenge: Dobos Torte

The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caff├ęs of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.


I had some trouble with this one- the caramel layer didn't work out for me at all, so instead I sprinkled almonds on top (much preferred, and more readily available than hazelnuts).
I doubled the recipe and made a rectangular torte for a pot luck at work.
Everyone loved it, and it was so fun to make- this is something I want to try again, perhaps next time I'll have a successful caramel layer.
I can't wait to see next month's challenge!


  1. I bet you were pretty popular at work carrying that baby in! It looks delicious!

  2. I am sure this cake was appreciated at work! Great job!

  3. i am sure everyone must have really enjoyed it at work! good job!

  4. Wow, thats some torte!! Looks lovely!! I could only manage a small one:)